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Monday, March 9 • 13:31 - 13:50
Improving Work Productivity by Controlling the Time Rate Displayed by the Virtual Clock

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Authors: Yuki Ban, Sho Sakurai, Takuji Narumi, Tomohiro Tanikawa and Michitaka Hirose

Abstract: The main contribution of this paper is establishing the method for improving work productivity unconsciously by controlling the time rate that a virtual clock displays. Recently, it became clear that the work efficiency is influenced by various environmental factors. One of a way to increase work productivity is improving the work rate during certain duration. On the contrary, it is becoming clarified that the time pressure has the potential to enhance the task performance and the work productivity. The approximation of the work rate per certain time and this time pressure is evoked by the time sensation. In this study, we focus on a “clock” as a tool, which gives the recognition of time rate and length for everyone by displaying the time sensation as if it were information that physically exists. We propose a method to improve a person’s work productivity unconsciously by giving an illusion of false sense of the passaged time by a virtual clock that displays the time rate that differ from real one visually. Also we propose a method to increase work productivity by controlling time rate. Also we conducted experiments to investigate the influence of the changes in the displayed virtual time rate on time perception and work efficiency. The experimental results showed that by displaying an the accelerated time rate, it is possible to improve work efficiency with constant time perception, regardless of whether the relative speed of the displayed time rate is fast or slow.

Monday March 9, 2015 13:31 - 13:50
Room: Heliconia Jr. Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore

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